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Our Ankeny team is passionate about providing pet parents with the information they need to help their four-legged family members achieve optimal health. Check out our blog for tips on keeping your pets healthy and happy.

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Dog Intestinal Blockage Surgery

Dog Intestinal Blockage Surgery

If your dog has a habit of chewing and eating everything, you might worry about intestinal blockages. Our Ankeny vets see this serious condition frequently and if it's not treated quickly it can cause devastating health issues and in some cases, major surgery is required to save your dog's life.

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Cat Hernia Surgery

Cat Hernia Surgery

Cat hernias generally aren't serious and can be repaired with surgery if spotted early. Today, our Ankeny vets describe different types of hernias in cats and offer insight into what you can expect if your cat has hernia surgery.    

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Guide on how to get your dog fixed

Guide on how to get your dog fixed

New dog owners often ask our Ankeny vets if they should get their dog neutered or spayed. So today we share some great reasons why you should consider getting your puppy fixed.

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Ear Mites In Cats

Ear Mites In Cats

Ear mites are a common and highly contagious external parasite. They can severely irritate both ears and skin in cats leading to infections that cause excessive itching, scratching, and health issues. Here, our Ankeny vets list symptoms, causes, and treatments for ear mites in cats. 

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Dog Parvovirus: Causes, Symptoms & How to Prevent

Dog Parvovirus: Causes, Symptoms & How to Prevent

Parvovirus is a highly contagious often deadly virus that is spread between dogs through contact with infected dogs or contaminated objects such as bowls or toys.  Below our Ankeny vets share the facts you need to know about parvovirus in dogs.

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Should My indoor Cat Be Vaccinated?

Should My indoor Cat Be Vaccinated?

Our Ankeny vets know that it can be tempting to skip vaccinations for indoor cats, but even if your feline friend stays inside there are some good reasons to have your kitty vaccinated. Our vets explain...

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Do I Need to Vaccinate my Dog for Kennel Cough?

Do I Need to Vaccinate my Dog for Kennel Cough?

Is your dog being plagued by a dry non-productive cough? If so, it could be Kennel Cough. Today our Ankeny vets share some facts about this highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs and talk about when you should get your dog vaccinated.

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Why Won't My Cat Eat?

Why Won't My Cat Eat?

It can be very concerning to pet owners if their cats won't eat. Our Ankeny vets share some common reasons why cats stop eating, and how to tell if it's time to rush them to the emergency clinic.

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Best Dogs for Families With Kids

Best Dogs for Families With Kids

Often when parents consider adding a dog to their family the trusty golden retriever is the first breed that springs to mind, but there are a number of other breeds that can make fabulous family pets too. Today our Ankeny vets share a few family-friendly dog breeds that you may want to consider.  

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

Choosing the best vet to match the needs of your pet and your lifestyle can be stressful. You want the very best for your beloved companion, so what qualifications should you look for when choosing a vet?

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